ShotPut Pro™ Achievement in Post Production
Imagine Products offloading application, ShotPut Pro 5 has been nominated for a TVB Award in post production!
Sep 24, 2014:
IBC 2014: PREROLL POST WITH LTO TAPE ARCHIVE SOLUTION
Archiving is one of those things itís easy to ignore in favour of storing ever-increasing numbers of hard drives full of old media.
Some Hard drives can have a shelf life of as little as five years; by comparison, LTO tape can be stored safely for up to 35 years. Running costs are lower too with a 2.5TB cartridge costing around $40, cheaper than an equivalent hard disk.
Imagine Productsí software PreRoll Post aims to simplify the backup process and is available in a bundle with an LTO6 machine for around $4000 US. This isnít exactly cheap but if you are serious about protecting your valuable material right now then a LTO solution is certainly worth investigating. Read more...
Sep 18, 2014:
Phil Keoghan uses ShotPut Pro™ with Sony F55 on Le Ride
What a great piece of software. I am working on an independent film called Le Ride and our media manager used your software to ensure we captured our footage was captured properly each day.
"Rather than making the two copies of each file one at a time (which would have doubled Doug's workload) he installed a copy of a utility program called ShotPut Pro on the Mac. This allowed him to make two hard drive copies simultaneously without any reduction in the transfer speed." Read more...
September 9, 2014:
Imagine Products Showcases New USB-3 LTO Drive with LTFS Archiving Applications for HD Workflows
Imagine Products, Inc. and UNITEX have partnered to bring a new archiving solution to Windows and Macintosh users. This cross-platform combination will debut at the IBC 2014 Show in Amsterdam. The LTFS solution allows users in the media and entertainment industry to simplify their archiving process at a robust speed with maximized efficiency.
Imagine will unveil for the first time a portable LTO-6 tape drive connected to a personal computer via the USB-3 port and NEW archiving software to control it. By pairing Imagine's new PreRoll Post for Windows software with the USB-3 controlled LTO drive, Imagine will demonstrate a powerful, portable archive solution at the IBC 2014 show, RAI Convention Center, September 12-16, 2014.
"The Windows version of PreRoll Post builds upon Imagine's expertise in easy to install and use archive software geared for the media industry." said Dan Montgomery, President, Imagine Products, Inc. "We're excited to offer this application specifically geared for demanding 4K HD RAW workflows."
PreRoll Post for Windows is designed for 64-bit operating systems (Windows 7 & 8). It has a 'single window' type user interface with all important functions readily accessible. Drag and drop files and folders into the queue for copying to tape while simultaneously browsing or searching tape contents for retrieval.
There's also an optional Backup Wizard mode to assist new or occasional users in easily creating archives. Imagine partnered with Discovery Channel to seamlessly format tapes and verify their contents to comply with Discovery's rigorous specifications.
The UNITEX LT60 drive has an IBM LTO-6 tape mechanism and offers a USB-3 port for flexibility and high speed data transfers, without the need for cumbersome SAS converters or expensive Thunderbolt enabled computers. LTFS drivers are provided for Windows and Macintosh platforms. The drive features an internal power converter and is supplied with 110 and 220 power cords. Fully CE and UL certified.
PreRoll Post for Windows is planned for general release in 4th quarter of 2014. MSRP will be $US499.
The UNITEX LT60 drive will be offered on Imagine's web store mid-September 2014.
August 25, 2014:
Larry Jordan Reviews PreRollPost™
LTFS Video Archive Application for Macintosh
PreRoll Post is a capable backup and archiving system for LTO-5 or LTO-6 devices, with a strong focus on media backup. Running exclusively on Macintosh systems, when all components of the software are purchased, it can backup any data file, create thumbnails and proxies of supported media files, review proxy files stored on tape, track files stored on multiple tapes and simplify the process of recovering a file from tape in the event the file is damaged or erased from a hard disk. Read more...
August 18, 2014:
Larry Jordan Reviews mTape™
"World's First Standalone Thunderbolt Enabled LTO Deck"
The mTape, from mLogic, is a sleek and stylish unit designed to complement the glowing-black appeal of the new Mac Pro....Hardware setup is dead easy, installation is a piece of cake and, once you know how the utility software works, using the system to archive files is straight-forward.
I applaud mLogic for finally providing a break-thru price on what needs to be an essential component of every editorís hardware toolbox. Read more...
mTape features a sleek sturdy aluminum construction that's ideally suited for studio or remote locations.
July 26th, 2014:
FREE! mTape LTFS Utility™ for Macintosh
LTFS Made Easy!
Use this FREE utility application to format LTO tapes using the mTape Thunderbolt deck. Everything you need in a single installer to get the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) up and running on your Macintosh computer. mTape hardware drivers included.
June 19th, 2014:
All New ShotPut Pro™ for Windows Version 5 Released
MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:
-Built for 64 bit, Windows 7 & 8
May 1, 2014:
Introducing mTape™ and PreRollPost™ Bundle"World's First Standalone Thunderbolt Enabled LTO Deck"
All New ShotPut Pro™ for Mac Version 5 Released
ALL NEW MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:
-New GUI and SPP Logo
-Faster offloads, especially for fast media and connections (e.g. SSDs, USB3, eSATA, Thunderbolt, etc.) via adjustable Buffer Sizes (in Preferences)
-Offload Preset organization--individualized naming conventions and Output destinations (instead of global)
-New Offload History allows browsing and export of multiple session logs at any time
-Offload Bundling--group files or folders into one offload item (one offload folder name at destination)
-Support for more checksum types including SHA 256 & 512, and Sony SRSum aware
-European and other date formatting feature
-New .md5 checksum file output (lists file names and checksum values with...ARRI compliant)
-New offload Preview of contents of item in offload.
-New offload details viewer with individual progress bars for copy & verifications
-New Checksum Utility allows comparison of any files, or testing their integrity, and whole folders of files at any time.
-Reformat Utility allows erase and reformat of cards at any time (not just as a post-offload activity).
-New Unlockable demo
Download a demo today!
PreRollPost™ Version 2 Released
Now with LTO-6 Support!
Now you can use PreRollPost with either LTO-5 or LTO-6 Ultrium tapes and decks. The new Version 2 PreRollPost application is fast, rock solid, and Mt Lion compatible. Copy to tape and hard disk at the same time, while making visually enhanced indices with the help of ProxyMill.
Download a demo today!
All New ProxyMill™ Version 4 Released
ALL NEW MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:
-Full 64-bit (Mt Lion), multi-core processing for faster throughput
-All new GUI now arranged by PreSets
-Output destinations are by preset instead of global
-Unlimited Watch Folders
-Multi-channel support for retaining audio tracks
-Unlimited output destinations for each preset
-ClipStitch app included--manually merge existing MOV files into single master file
-LUT Sync app included--apply color correction to a movie file
-Support for DPX files into proxies or single movie file
-Deluxe Activity Log (sort by status, preset, etc.)
-Addition of source file name or Text watermarking (with or without surrounding box)
Download a demo today!
PreRollPost™ presented at LACPUG on February 27th, 2013.
The Creative Pro User Group in Los Angeles had Dan Montgomery as a special
guest at their meeting on February 27th. Dan presented Imagine Product's newest archive product,
PreRollPost™, and a sneak peek at other products coming in time for NAB 2013!
Click here to visit the LACPUG website.
Abbey Road Studios Opts for ShotPut Pro for Offloads
Notes from the Offline blogs about their video editing experiences at Abbey Road Studios in session with Volkswagen Beetle and Paul Weller. Great information about why they chose ShotPut Pro over Adobe Prelude to offload.
Imagine Products shows LTO Archiving at Atlanta Cutters on November 14, 2012.
Atlanta's Post Production User Group welcomes Dan Montgomery back to show off Imagine Product's newest LTO-5 Mac application,
PreRollPost™. Click here to visit the ATL-CUTTERS website.
'Data Wrangling 101' presented at the Chicago CPUG meeting on October 24th, 2012.
Chicago's Creative Pro User Group welcomed Dan Montgomery as a guest instructor at their meeting on October 24th. He taught Media Management/Data Wrangling and touched on industry standards such as ShoPutPro™ and Imagine Product's newest LTO Mac application, PreRollPost™. Click here to visit the Chicago Creative Pro website.
'Data Wrangling 101' presented at the
San Francisco Cutters meeting on October 25th, 2012.
SFCutters, the world's first Final Cut User Group, welcomed Dan Montgomery as a guest instructor at their meeting on October 25th. He taught Media Management/Data Wrangling and touched on industry standards such as ShoPutPro™ and Imagine Product's newest LTO Mac application, PreRollPost™. Click here to visit the SFCutter's website.
'Share the Flow' - Digital Media Workflow Conference in Nashville, TN on October 2nd, 2012.
CineSys and Quantum present a one day workshop, exhibits and panel discussions focuses on Engineering, Production and Post Digital Media workflows.
Dan Montgomery presented Media Management/Data Wrangling best practices, and demonstrated ShoPutPro™ and Imagine Product's newest LTO Mac application,
Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane, Electra
Imagine Assists in the Search for Amelia Earhart
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery set sail July 2, 2012 for the South Pacific island Nikumaroro with sophisticated technology to search the deep water around the island for the Lockheed Electra's wreckage. Once again, several of Imagine's applications are going along to assist in the video organization and cataloging.
Click here to visit the TIGHAR website for daily updates on the voyage and search.
'Data Wrangling 101' presented at the Atlanta Cutters meeting by Dan Montgomery on August 22nd, 2012.
Atlanta's Post Production User Group welcomed Dan as a guest instructor at their meeting on August 22nd. He taught Media Management/Data Wrangling and touched on industry standards such as ShoPutPro™ and Imagine Product's newest LTO Mac application, PreRollPost™. Click here to visit the ATL-CUTTERS website.
ShotPut Pro for Mac will be traveling to Afghanistan with David Bowering In June 2012.
David Bowering will traveling to Afghanistan for his documentary, Medevac Through My Lens, in June of 2012. Below is an excerpt from the tech blog on his website, Medevac Through My Lens about ShotPut Pro for Mac™.
"For offloading software I will be using the excellent Imagine Products ShotPut Pro. This is the industry de facto standard for automated offloading software. This makes my job of data wrangling so much easier, ..."
Read Full Tech Blog from David Bowering...
Here's a Review for HDVU v.1.0.4 on Samuel Gursky's blog, DIT Nerd.
On DIT Nerd's Blog:
HDVU v1.0.4 Review on DIT Nerd's Blog
HDVU v1.0.4 Review on Twitter
Imagine Products Sponsoring PostNAB 2012 by Final Cut Montreal on May 31st, 2012
PreRollPost™ presented to MoPICTIVE by Dan Montgomery in New York City on June 13th
The Moving Pictures Collective in New York City had Dan as a special guest at their meeting on June 13th. Dan presented Imagine Product's newest product, PreRollPost™. Click here to sign up for the MoPICTIVE meeting.